Xtratime Community banner
1 - 20 of 95 Posts

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Well first of all it's a shame we have to go through the qualification. :D

We will win the group, but it's still a tough one which means there could be some good games over the summer (vs. Israel and Montenegro).
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Indeed, RB.

Serbia vs. Montenegro - Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
Serbia vs. Estonia - SPC Vojvodina (SPENS), Novi Sad
Serbia vs. Iceland - Cair Hall, Nis
Serbia vs. Slovakia - Kristalna Dvorana, Zrenjanin
Serbia vs. Israel - Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Milos Teodosic has to take the blame for that because he knew there was only one thing the opposite player could do, and that's shoot the ball but he didn't even try to defend.

Let's note that Montenegro played without quite a few starters and important players in Nikola Pekovic, Nikola Vucevic, Goran Jeretin, Ivan Koljevic, Boris Bakic and even Omar Cook. It's unacceptable to lose against this side.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Serbia 88-63 Estonia (26-15, 24-13, 20-13, 18-22)

This is our third win in qualification so far. The match took place in the SPENS Arena in Novi Sad in front of 7,250 fans. We were shooting well, except for free throws which were horrible (4/11).

Nenad Krstic and Milos Teodosic both had 12 points.

Also today, Montenegro defeated Iceland 85-67 while Israel won 82-64 in Slovakia, which means we're still behind Montenegro in the standings.

Our next match will be in Israel. That will be a challenge and probably the biggest one we'll have to face during the entire campaign.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Turkey is, without a doubt, an even greater dissapointment than Serbia in this qualification campaign. They currently sit in 3rd position in their group, behind Italy and the Czech Republic to which they just lost by 18 points. Their only wins came against Portugal and Belarus (a 3 point win at home).

With so many quality players to their disposal, this is rather shocking. But it's all thanks to Bogdan Tanjevic :D, perhaps the biggest idiot in the world of basketball at the moment.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Why would you say Tanjevic is an idiot?
Well, just take a moment to remember his comments after Turkey defeated Serbia at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in that match where the referees absolutely robbed us. I started to despise him at that moment, but he's well known for his stupid statements in general. This man will never miss an opportunity to insult someone, including the Serbs.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Serbia 114-58 Iceland.

The game was played in Hala Cair in Nis (attendance: 4,600).

Slovakia 70-84 Estonia
Israel 76-81 Montenegro

Montenegro managed to do what we couldn't, and that is beat Israel in Tel-Aviv. Our next match will be against Montenegro in Podgorica. It's a crucial one for our confidence.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
What an embarassing performance, and that has been the case ever since the qualifiers began and perhaps even before that. However, today's result is the biggest slap in the face our basketball has ever received in history, because losing to Estonia is much worse than losing to Angola or whoever we lost to in the past. I didn't watch the match (couldn't find a stream) but the result speaks for itself.

I also wouldn't be surprised if Ivkovic resigns after this, but he has to take the blame for a lot of the results here. He refused to change his tactics or give more playing time to in form players such as Nedovic.

Now, even our qualification at Eurobasket 2013 has been put in doubt. Estonia will have no problems beating Iceland in the next round, which means they'll have a 6-4 record in the end. Israel currently has a 6-3 record, and we have a 5-4 record which means all three teams would be tied with a 6-4 record IF we beat Israel.

Hopefully this is a wakeup call... :D
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Estonia 1-1 Israel (+29 in favour of Israel)
Serbia 1-1 Estonia (+18 in favour of Serbia)
Israel 1-0 Serbia (+13 in favour of Israel)

If we win, everyone would be at 6-4 (and 2-2 in head-to-head).

If it's head-to-head results, and we beat Israel, then we would have a three-way tie and we would have to look at the results from the three teams if I'm not mistaken.

That means we would have to look at the points differential.

Israel is currently +42 overall, and we are +18 overall. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that means we would have to beat them by 24 points to get to second place (direct qualification), or beat them by any amount to get third place (possible qualification). A loss would definitely put us behind Estonia due to a 5-5 record.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
Yeah but their points differential against Slovakia will not be taken into account if there is a three-way tie between Serbia, Israel and Estonia. Otherwise we would be in pretty good position because we have the best point differential in the entire group, but our differential against Montenegro, Slovakia and Iceland wouldn't count in that case.
 

· Nullius in verba
Joined
·
9,336 Posts
But not in FIBA apparently :howler: So it ends up that the wins against Slovakia does count both of us :D
Where did you find this information?

if israel win Serbia and serbia record will be 5-5 it means they wont qualify?
Yes, because we take it for granted that Estonia will defeat Iceland in the last round and thus take their record to 6-4.

Serbia would then be fourth in the group.

Unbelievable. Something has to be changed...
Nice to see you back. :thumbsup: Hopefully you stick around this time.
 
1 - 20 of 95 Posts
Top